NRA’s Cox Responds To Senate Vote

posted on June 22, 2016

NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox had strong words for anti-gun senators whose political maneuvering prevented passage of legislation on Monday to prohibit terrorists from obtaining firearms. 

“Today, the American people witnessed an embarrassing display in the United States Senate,” Cox said. “President Obama and his allies proved they are more interested in playing politics than addressing their failure to keep Americans safe from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism.

“We all agree that terrorists should not be allowed to purchase or possess firearms. We should all agree that law-abiding Americans who are wrongly put on a secret government list should not be denied their constitutional right to due process.” 

Cox added that many senators did the right thing, despite intense anti-gun pressure. “We thank the majority of the senators for rejecting the gun-control proposals of Senators Feinstein and Murphy,” he said. “We applaud Senators Cornyn and Grassley for securing majorities for their common-sense proposals. We look forward to working with those interested in real solutions to keep the American people safe, including their right to defend themselves in the face of government failure.”

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